Úlfur

White Mountain
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Audio

Track List

  1. Evoke Ewok
  2. So Very Strange
  3. Black Shore
  4. Heaven in a Wildflower
  5. Knoll of Juniper
  6. White Mountain
  7. Molasses

Having played in various bands including Swords of Chaos and in Jónsi’s touring band, White Mountain is Úlfur Hansson's debut under his own name. With influences ranging from cult cinema, esoteric literature and contemporary music, Úlfur presents a unique twist on the supernatural. In his own words:
"Every track is a collage of field-recordings made while travelling. I met so many interesting people on the road (for instance, Alexandra of Mountain Man who did amazing vocals for "So Very Strange") and I always carry my tape recorder with me like a camera.
Some tracks are composed of beats made from my cousin throwing rocks into a pond out in the sticks in Iceland, converging with some birds I met in Chigaco. It makes this album extremely personal to me, remembering things like that… and helps me achieve greater depth with the programming aspect of it. I guess i'm searching for a more living breathing sound for completely electronic music.
The title is a homage to Rene Daumal's Mount Analogue, as well as Alejandro Jodorowski's film Holy Mountain, but also something else….Each individual sound has a very special memory attached to it, so the album creates these nostalgic nonexistent spaces, hidden places - an amalgamation of instances, situations that couldn't possibly exist. I imagine this White Mountain, an invisible imaginary place - a sacred place on the horizon. Maybe like a connection to the the universe above. An analogy of the journey of Man"

Credits

Performers:
Úlfur Hansson with Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, Hans Jóhannsson, Ólafur Björn Ólafsson, Sigrún Jónsdóttir, Helga Svala Sigurðardóttir, Vala Gestsdóttir, Skúli Sverrisson & Erla Axelsdóttir

Mixing:
Alex Sommers

Mastering:
Denis Blackham, Skey Mastering